He Is Our Habitation

Posted on March 14, 2013 by John Bevere

He Is Our Habitation

So many of us are crying out for a visitation from the Lord. We hold revivals, ministry conferences, healing meetings, etc. in expectancy of some great and powerful “touch” of His presence. While those truly can be mighty movements of God, I believe He wants us to shift our mentality on the matter. The Lord’s desire is not a visitation; rather, He seeks a habitation.

Let me illustrate the difference: I have neighbors who are good friends, and on numerous occasions I have gone to their homes to spend time with them. But once the visit is over I return to my house which is my dwelling place. That is a visitation. One of the greatest promises of the Lord to us is found in 2 Cor. 6:16 (NKJV), “I will dwell in them. And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be my people.” These are His promises to us. However, every promise in the Bible is conditional, and if the condition is not met the promise is made ineffective, not by God’s unfaithfulness, but by our own.

The condition is that we would come out from the world’s system. God declares, “So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I, the Lord, am your God.” (Leviticus 20:7 NLT). We must refuse relationship with the world, darkness cannot abide in the presence of pure light. I encourage you today to set yourself apart from this world, and live in the beautiful presence of our King. It’s His desire for His children to make His presence the place of our habitation.

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, That I will seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” (Psalm 27:4 NKJV)

With love,
John Bevere


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  • Helen

    Glory to God!

  • Jerry

    Your message started out great, but then turned sour. I don’t recall reading where the Holy Spirit’s presence is conditional.I thought salvation was a free gift received by God’s grace, not of works. I believe we need the power of the Holy Ghost to change into His image. I believe it is His grace that causes us to come out of the works of darkness, not our own effort….that would be works.

  • Linda

    Desire and seek, every second, every day…Him in me and I in Him! Become one, through the Spirit. Always, His Love for me. Thankyou Abba!

  • Veli-Pekka

    Hallelujah Glory! Abba, Yeshua messiah!

  • Nathan

    Yes to God be all the Glory and I want to know him intimately.

  • Austin Nmakwe

    I’m not a regular visitor to tv gospel channel, but I was reviewing the election of the new pope on EWTN sky channel this morning and when it finished; and as I browse through the channels, I came to the God’s channel and paused for a while. The preacher John Bevere was talking about the rebelious behaviour of the people of Isreal in exodus. That message touched my heart in a different way. That was not the first time I was hearing about it, but the way that he explained it, brought more meaning about it to me. I have decide to subscribe to the email up date. Thank you very much and may God bless you pastor JB and all the members of the messenger international church. Please remember my twin boys – David and Daniel Austins in your daily prayers.
    From: Austin Nmakwe, London, UK.

  • Melissa

    Amen! This is right on to what God has been stirring in the heart of me and my husband. Thank you for sharing.

    • Tammy mason

      If is all in the bible that means their is conditional things God says if u do what he says then he will do his promises

  • sandy

    John, every promise in the Bible is not conditional. Many are just one-sided from God to us, no condition of our part. Like, “Lo, I am with you always.” no condition. see?

  • Tammy mason

    If you do what God says then he will do his promises is all in the bible makes it conditional,u have to be obedient